Orchids Paper Products Company (TIS) Shares Declined While Walthausen & Company Has Trimmed Holding; Connors Investor Services Boosted Its Costco Wholesale (COST) Stake by $513,360

May 25, 2018 - By wolcottdaily

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Walthausen & Company decreased its stake in Orchids Paper Products Company (TIS) by 10.74% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Walthausen & Company sold 45,170 shares as the company’s stock declined 29.94% with the market. The institutional investor held 375,220 shares of the paper company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $4.80 million, down from 420,390 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Walthausen & Company who had been investing in Orchids Paper Products Company for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $47.91M market cap company. The stock decreased 9.48% or $0.47 during the last trading session, reaching $4.49. About 336,380 shares traded or 192.76% up from the average. Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSEMKT:TIS) has declined 65.11% since May 25, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 76.66% the S&P500.

Connors Investor Services Inc increased its stake in Costco Wholesale (COST) by 4.59% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Connors Investor Services Inc bought 2,760 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.86% with the market. The institutional investor held 62,850 shares of the department and specialty retail stores company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $11.70 million, up from 60,090 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Connors Investor Services Inc who had been investing in Costco Wholesale for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $87.28B market cap company. The stock increased 0.38% or $0.75 during the last trading session, reaching $198.89. About 960,663 shares traded. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has risen 14.69% since May 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.14% the S&P500.

Among 33 analysts covering Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST), 24 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Costco Wholesale has $230.0 highest and $144.0 lowest target. $192.61’s average target is -3.16% below currents $198.89 stock price. Costco Wholesale had 128 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Northcoast given on Wednesday, October 19. On Monday, July 10 the stock rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets to “Market Perform”. Robert W. Baird maintained Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Thursday, March 8 with “Buy” rating. Credit Suisse reinitiated the stock with “Outperform” rating in Thursday, December 8 report. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Monday, November 9. Jefferies maintained Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) rating on Friday, October 6. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $162.0 target. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of COST in report on Thursday, March 31 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) earned “Hold” rating by Wells Fargo on Thursday, June 1. On Friday, December 15 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy”. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, June 26 by Raymond James.

Since December 18, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 15 selling transactions for $22.24 million activity. MOULTON PAUL G also sold $2.21 million worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) shares. MEISENBACH JOHN W also sold $560,730 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Monday, April 2. Another trade for 5,000 shares valued at $966,000 was sold by Rose Timothy L.. $3.86 million worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) was sold by LIBENSON RICHARD M. The insider Miller Russell D sold $2.41 million. GALANTI RICHARD A sold 5,000 shares worth $958,087.

Connors Investor Services Inc, which manages about $522.13M and $694.74M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Aerovironment Inc (NASDAQ:AVAV) by 23,955 shares to 59,423 shares, valued at $3.34M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Callidus Software Inc (NASDAQ:CALD) by 46,526 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 128,170 shares, and cut its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.21, from 1.19 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 64 investors sold COST shares while 442 reduced holdings. 134 funds opened positions while 364 raised stakes. 308.22 million shares or 1.23% more from 304.48 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. New York-based Ruane Cunniff And Goldfarb has invested 0.03% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Bancshares Of Nova Scotia has invested 0.08% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Cahill Financial Advisors stated it has 0.41% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Diversified Tru Com holds 0.02% or 2,181 shares in its portfolio. Hanson Doremus Inv Mgmt has 13,686 shares. Trustees Of Dartmouth College owns 176 shares. Moreover, Vigilant Capital Llc has 0.01% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Covington Capital Management reported 95,515 shares. Wells Fargo Co Mn reported 4.15M shares. Illinois-based Lodestar Invest Counsel Limited Liability Company Il has invested 0.12% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Joel Isaacson & Co Limited Liability owns 0.05% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 1,567 shares. S&Co Inc holds 3,340 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Ngam Advsr Limited Partnership holds 0.13% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 70,946 shares. Edge Wealth Ltd Liability Corp reported 40 shares stake. Nordea Investment Mgmt Ab holds 22,561 shares.

More notable recent Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “A Cost-Saving Breakout Strategy for Costco Wholesale Corporation” on May 18, 2018, also 247Wallst.com with their article: “Volvo Offers Employee New Car Pricing to Costco Members” published on May 04, 2018, Investorplace.com published: “3 Common Recommendations That Are Just Plain Bad Investment Advice” on May 23, 2018. More interesting news about Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) were released by: Finance.Yahoo.com and their article: “Trade of the Day: Costco Wholesale Corporation Leads the Breakout” published on May 17, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Is the BJ’s IPO a Threat to Costco Wholesale Corporation?” with publication date: May 23, 2018.

Among 2 analysts covering Orchids Paper Products Co (NYSEMKT:TIS), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Orchids Paper Products Co has $35 highest and $31 lowest target. $32’s average target is 612.69% above currents $4.49 stock price. Orchids Paper Products Co had 4 analyst reports since October 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSEAMERICAN:TIS) earned “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, October 27.

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